Program Educator

September 24, 2018 11:24 AM | Anonymous member

Organization: Cincinnati Observatory Center

The Cincinnati Observatory Center (COC) is hiring a part-time Program Educator to lead space themed programs at off-site locations, like schools and libraries, as well as at the Observatory. The position will work closely with the Education Curriculum Coordinator and report directly to the Outreach Astronomer. The position is 20-25 hours a week.

The Observatory is a National Historic Landmark whose mission is to excite and instill wonder in program participants of all ages. To meet that mission the Program Educator will share amazing telescope views of the sun, stars and planets (including using our historic telescope -the oldest public telescope in the country) as well as classroom and other tools to inspire program attendees with the wonders of the science of astronomy. A successful candidate for this position will be charismatic, hard-working and a team player.

Working for the COC means being part of a small, dynamic team that has a big impact serving approximately 30,000 people per year, and is passionate about inspiring a love of astronomy, science and local history in the community.


  • Host field trips at the Observatory for K-7th students
  • Conduct outreach programs for K-7th students
  • Conduct outreach & field trip programs for community & civic groups
  • Assist with special events at the Cincinnati Observatory
  • Work with COC’s education team to ensure quality and innovative programming
  • Other duties as necessary


  • Experience teaching students from a variety of age groups
  • Flexible schedule as program times vary, including nights and occasional weekends
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • A vehicle and valid driver’s license for travel to outreach programs
  • Background check
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Astronomy, or related science preferred
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

The position will pay $15/hour. No benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume by October 1 to: 

Samantha Pepper, Education Curriculum Coordinator
Cincinnati Observatory Center
(513) 321-5186

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